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Meadowlands paddock judge Teddy Crowl retires

July 01, 2010

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Teddy Crowl, the Standardbred paddock judge at the Meadowlands has retired. Originally the assistant to paddock judge Eb Mahar when the Meadowlands opened on Sept. 1, 1976, Crowl eventually succeeded him.

As paddock judge Crowl, a former caretaker for Tony Abbatiello, was charged with overseeing the nightly and sometimes daily operations of a live race meet that involved thousands of participants, both human and equine.

He was instrumental in making sure every race ran smoothly, from the lowest claimer to the million dollar fanfare of the Meadowlands Pace and Hambletonian. 
In 1995, Crowl won the inaugural Unsung Hero Award as voted by the U.S. Harness Writers.

Crowl’s last night was Saturday, June 26. Ron Walters, his longtime assistant, has assumed the duties of paddock judge. (harnessracing.com)

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